Research Assistant

Rockville , MD
Feb 18, 2021
Mar 15, 2021
Analyst, Research
Full Time
Westat is an employee-owned corporation providing research services to agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments. Westat's research, technical, and administrative staff of more than 2,000 is located at our headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, DC.

Job Summary:
Westat is seeking qualified individuals to join multidisciplinary research teams working on a variety of research projects focusing on health care quality, patient safety, and health care delivery.
Job Responsibilities:
• Supporting data collection and intake.
• Supporting recruitment and liaison with research sites.
• Making phone calls and providing email and phone technical assistance to data submitters.
• Performing data management and manipulation using MS Excel spreadsheets.
• Conducting quality control checks on data and reports.
• Taking meeting notes and supporting webinars.

Basic qualifications:
• A bachelor's degree in social sciences, public health or a related field.

Preferred qualifications:
• Relevant research or previous work experience is preferred.

Qualified candidates must have excellent attention to detail, experience working with data and MS Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and strong interpersonal and writing skills.

Westat offers a well-rounded and comprehensive benefits program focused on wellness and work/life balance. Eligible employees may participate in:
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Holiday Leave
  • Professional Development
  • Health Advocate
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Travel Accident Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Savings Account

Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other protected status under applicable law.

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